Umbrella

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Umbrella Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"
  • a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England"
  • a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
  • covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups; "an umbrella organization"; "umbrella insurance coverage"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy ,
  • a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England" ,
  • having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"

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Umbrella Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An umbrella is a hand tool that is used to stop rain from falling on a person. It is also used to make shade and protect people from sunlight. An umbrella made for protection from the sunlight is called a parasol. And a plastic umbrella is cheap but it is fragile.

An umbrella.

Painting of people with umbrellas.

A man sitting under beach parasol.



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'Umbrella' example sentence in quotations


* A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. - Mark Twain

* A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. - Robert Frost


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Umbrella Sample Sentences in News


  • Starr Companies Announces New Umbrella Product to Small Business Offering
    Starr Companies announces a new Commercial Insurance Umbrella Liability policy, designed specifically for small-sized businesses. Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'
  • Rihanna under her umbrella-ella-ella - superstar bares her midriff in rainy Los Angeles
    Rihanna is a big fan of the umbrella, especially when her hit song of the same name helped her to become a huge star in 2007 - selling a whopping 6.6 million copies. Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'
  • Green Umbrella titles the concert 'Outrageous,' but is it?
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella program Tuesday night was titled "Theater of the Outrageous." The music was mostly with a transgressive late '70s and '80s sensibility. The quirky Los Angeles multimedia collective Chromatic littered the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage with beach... Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'

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